Tested Recipes for Kitchen Safety

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Today’s kitchens easily supplant the bathroom as the home’s most dangerous room. While scalds and falls on tile can inflict serious harm in the bathroom, modern kitchen appliances and gadgets offer many more opportunities for injury. Even a seemingly simple kitchen task can result in a devastating injury. Just ask April Stewart Klausner, a New […]

Keeping Food-Borne Illnesses at Bay

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Each year, one in six Americans becomes sick from eating contaminated food. But while outbreaks of food-borne illness linked to processing plants or imported products capture the public’s attention and raise fears about the safety of the food supply, as many as 70 percent of food poisoning cases originate in the kitchen. People, not products, […]

Stay in Bed or Feel the Burn? What to Do When You Are Sick

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Stuffy noses, hacking coughs and aches all over — cold and flu season has arrived. Though your body may be aching and your nose running like a faucet, it can be difficult to decide if you should continue your exercise routine or take a temporary break. “We all know that exercise is key to good […]

The Best New Ways To Avoid The Cold And Flu

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You knew it was coming: Flu season’s back, and there’s no telling how mild or wild it will be (remember swine flu?). “The severity of each season is unpredictable,” confirms Karen K. Wong, MD, an epidemic intelligence service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Same goes for ye olde common cold, […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Natural Ways to Heal Yourself

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I don’t know about you, but at the first sign of a cold I tend to take loads of cold medicine and cough drops and power through my day. But is that really the best for your body? Sure, it helps you feel better (sometimes) but what if you let your body heal itself first and […]

Herbs 101

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What are Herbs? Herbs are excellent plant sources of foods loaded with nutrients (vitamins, minerals, enzymes) which our body can use to achieve and maintain good health. Herbs also nourish, regulate, cleanse and help the body heal itself. Herbs are powerful natural foods. Do Herbs Cure? No. They nourish. If the body has the ability […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: How I Learned Stress Really Does Cause The Sniffles

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I’ve heard many times that stress is one of the largest causes of illness. I always thought that sounded strange. Surely coming into contact with a bug, eating poorly and not exercising, not washing your hands diligently, etc. were what really caused you to catch the sniffles. This week, however, caused me to think about […]

Eating Disorders: When Is it Time to Seek Help?

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By: Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS My hope is that my posts to date have emphasized at least two things about eating disorders: They’re complex mental illnesses with biological, psychological and social implications for an individual’s health and wellness; and because of this complexity, they tend to be the deadliest mental illnesses. Taken together, […]

Listeria – Do You Know the Facts?

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Listeria is found in soil, groundwater, animal feed, sewage, and even dust. It mostly lives in soil, where the bacterium eats decaying plants. Once it makes its way into the food supply and is eaten by a humans, listeria transforms into a very different bug — one that can live inside human cells. Because listeria […]

Avoiding the Flu Naturally

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As summer turns to fall, the cold and flu season is upon us and there are some simple things you can do at home to prevent colds and flus. Wash hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after eating or preparing food, when getting home from outside, and after […]